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Strong earthquake 6.9 mag, 102 km W of Sola, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -13.9S, 166.6WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) strikes 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Unique identifier: at00o57a23. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16097050, at00o57a23. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:58:51 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Sola in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 166.6° East, latitude -13.9° South, depth = 33 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 06:58:51 / April 6, 2016 @ 6:58 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 102 km W of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.6° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.9° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 102km W of Sola, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-06 06:58:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-06 07:06:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 732 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.53165043 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 273.6 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00o57a23 Id of event.
Event Code 00o57a23 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16097050,at00o57a23, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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